WASHINGTON — Amid a tidal wave of political controversy following the leak of a draft Supreme Court opinion, Democrats and progressives are calling for the Senate to nix the filibuster in order to codify Roe v. Wade into federal law.
Politico broke the news Monday that the Supreme Court has voted to strike down the landmark decision, reporting that Justice Samuel Alito had written a draft that is an “unflinching repudiation” of Roe v. Wade.
The draft majority opinion, which is not final, says Roe v. Wade was egregiously wrong. “We hold that Roe and Casey must be overruled,” Alito reportedly wrote. “It is time to heed the Constitution and return the issue of abortion to the people’s elected representatives.”
If Roe is overturned, the power to decide